YACHT CRUISE DESTINATIONS

BODRUM · RHODES · SIMI · DALYAN

Our fleet of luxury yachts covers two regions, Bodrum and the Southwest coast of Turkey, and the Greek Dodecanese Islands. Both cruises provide the ideal setting for travelers of all pursuits, with plenty of activity and entertainment as well as sites of cultural interest in terms of history and natural beauty. Meibo creates an itinerary especially to suit you, and can arrange privately organized excursions away from the tourist crowds with native speaking guides.

Our yacht charters from Bodrum combine the Turkish Riviera with the Greek Dodecanese Islands. This blend of Turkish oriental charm with ancient Greek history, plus the best quality restaurants, chic bars, a lively nightlife, shopping and more, provides the ideal balance for yacht cruise guests.

Here are just some of the highlights of our blue cruise charters. Itineraries are bespoke and planned especially for your group. In consultation with us we can map your route giving more detailed info on other places to visit along the way. Contact us

BODRUM - SOUTHWEST COAST TURKEY

 

BODRUM

Bodrum, is a marina town with a fascinating history and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Bodrum has high quality restaurants serving the very best in Mediterranean cuisine, a world famous bar and nightclub scene, and opportunities for shopping - in particular for gold, jewelry and carpets. Bodrum is home to a spectacular castle built by the Knights of Rhodes, and the ancient mausoleum. The traditional fishing villages in the region have fantastic beaches and are home to many other ancient sites such as the sunken city of Myndos in Gumusluk village- great for diving. Here you'll also find some of the best fish and seafood restaurants in the world.

KNIDOS

Knidos, on the pine forest-covered Datca peninsula, is the well–excavated site of the ancient Greek city of Caria, famous as a center for art and culture in the 4th century BC. The city was described by Strabo as one that was built for the most beautiful of goddess, Aphrodite, on the most beautiful of peninsulas'. This atmospheric site has two harbours; one on the Aegean and one on the Mediterranean. Visitors to Knidos can also enjoy one of the best sea-front restaurants in the area and sample authentic Turkish meze and seafood while overlooking breathtaking views of the ancient ruined city.

DALYAN

Dalyan is the site of the ancient trading city of Kaunos. Guests reach these daramtic ruins by a short boat trip across the river where the facades of Lycian tombs from 400BC can be seen carved into the sheer cliff face. South of Dalyan, on the Mediterranean coast, is Iztuzu Beach, which is famous for the loggerhead turtles who come here to lay their eggs; this is one of the world's oldest surviving species. The beach itself was voted Best Open Space in Europe in 2008.

GOCEK

Gocek is a modern 5 star marina town with high quality restaurants, bars, shopping and a friendly, fun atmosphere. The 12 Islands off the coast here are wonderful for a sundrenched cruise with stops for swimming and enjoying fine dining aboard our luxury yachts. Fethiye town is nearby and famous as the ancient city of Telemessos. There, visitors can enjoy the local wine houses in the authentic Greek "Ghost" village of Kayakoy.

GREEK DODECANESE ISLANDS

 

KOS

On the Greek island of Kos you can visit of one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the region, dating back to 1380. This island is the hometown of Hippocratus, the father of medicine; you still can enjoy the healing waters of the thermal springs that are located here. Kos has many local family-run restaurants, serving interesting and delicious fish and seafood specialties such as octopus meatballs and calamari stuffed with local cheese and tomatoes. These Greek Islands are famous for their wide variety of local wines and a wine tasting is a must for guests.

RHODES

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands; it is famous as the homeland of Collossus of Rhodes, and has some of the most spectacular landscapes and beaches in Greece. The capital, Rhodes Town, is the largest inhabited medieval town in Europe with the finest examples of architecture from that time. Many famous movies have been set and filmed on Rhodes, such as The Guns of Navarone and Young Aphrodite. Rhodes has many great restaurants and bars to choose from; visitors enjoy a buzzing and lively atmosphere until the early hours of the morning.

SIMI

Simi is a small island between Kos and Rhodes with picturesque Greek villages, beautiful beaches and some wonderful sites to see. The hospitality and warmth of the locals is extra special, combined with fantastic restaurants serving unique Greek dishes and wines, and bars with live music in the evenings. Highlights for visitors to Simi are visiting the Panormitis monastery, dedicated to Archangel Michael, patron saint of the island. The neo classical houses at the port of Gialos are also a must see.

LEROS

Leros is one of the most unspoiled of the Greek Islands. It is a great place to relax and unwind and soak up the authentic character of the Greek land and the friendliness of the people. The island has many underwater caves to explore and diving excursions to these is one of the highlights for visitors. The Island also hosts many local festivals, which feature traditional music and dancing.